Wednesday 8th –
To ‘Walibi Holland’ we went!
I had never been to a REAL amusement park before in all my life.
One small, piddly ride at an exhibition or fair kind of deal maybe but no legit rides so that was my birthday wish 😉
A forty minute drive got us there around 11:30 and we began the days adventures 🗺😊🎢
First up was the Ferris wheel, so thrilling 😉
Our next ride was to be my first real, actual ride.
We walked/jogged through a long creepy corridor, sounds of mice and sparking wires surrounding us.
The floor sloped its way through a pitch black doorway and a train was blaring right towards us.
We finally got to the actual ride and BAM! The doors slammed closed and they were having a technical difficulty which should be fixed shortly.
15 or more minutes later we were told to go get on some other rides 😏😜
So much for all my anticipation build up!
Finally we were able to get on some working ones and they were fun ☺️
Mike had been before but he decided he couldn’t handle the ones that make your stomach drop as easily as he could before.
That was fine with me as I did not technically ‘enjoy’ those either 😜
The best were the fast ones and going upside down in my opinion.
I seriously wonder who first thought of making amusement park rides.
Like ‘Hmm, let’s build something that we can go on to get super scared and maybe even get sick!’ I feel like the saying ‘I had fun once, it was awful’, kind of fits the amusement ride scene 😜
Once we were back at the cottage I was feeling slightly tired from flying through the air all afternoon so I went for a nap 😊 (A post car-nap, nap I mean;)
Once I woke up it was time to make supper.
Chicken, potatoes and garlic bread was readied and enjoyed as much as it can be when your cooking and eating around boxes and items strewn everywhere.
During dinner I was WAITING for Mike to ask me if we should go for one last walk, and mid way he did 😋
I humoured him and out for a small jaunt we went, along with Fiji who will also soon be loosing his freedom 😬
Spotted the wild roses blooming, just in time for my birthday 😊
I was born when they were blooming thus explaining my middle name.
Betchya can’t guess It! 😏
(Speaking of Fiji, I can’t remember if I ever gave an update about the kittens we found near the cottage?
They left 😔
Their protective mother took them away and left us kitten-less and sad for a day but obviously we got over it if I forget to say anything about it 😋)
We passed this super creepily decorated trailer yard 😬
Packing, packing, packing… How two people accumulate so much in 7 months is a little beyond me.
But then again mattresses, chairs, dressers and a couch take up a lot of room 🛌🛋
Thursday 9th –
Pack, packing, packity pack, pack!
Went to bed sorting clothes and woke up to do more of the same.
The entire day was spent boxing up items and moving around furniture so it was back how we had found it all.
Mike worked from home and between phone calls and emails he was also helping.
I admit to being rather grouchy 😁
I can’t stand being amidst that much mess and knowing it can’t be cleaned up but thankfully we only had to deal with it until it would all be packed away into the moving van the next day.
Supper was quickly thrown together and actually turned out rather tasty.
Leave it to the random/fast meal to be good… so much for all the previous times I spent a couple of hours trying to prepare a good meal and it not working😏
Fried lemon chicken, garlic bread, green beans and couscous.